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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Written with humor and poignancy, Summerlings is a powerful testament to love and friendship amid uncertain times--a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies, and their role in the tragic event that ushers them into adulthood.

It's the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washin
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Doubleday Books
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Harriet
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
A snapshot of a suburban neighborhood in Washington DC one summer way back in 1959. International intrigue boils beneath the surface in this story of three boys navigating tough situations as they collect bugs and fight bullies. I read an advance readers copy and I highly recommend this book by Lisa Howorth of Oxford Square Books fame. I loved her first novel, Flying Shoes.
SaltsmanSister
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Notes for self, not a review:
charming, late 50's - LOVED the aunt character and the setting of summer nights and loose drinking - breaking and entering seemed like the only stretch.
Lolly K Dandeneau
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My Review will be posted closer to the release date
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Summer nostalgia coming in with pure sweetness in Lisa Howorths coming of age story, "Summerlings." Set in 1959, nine year old John and his friends wake up one morning to find spiders...everywhere! The shananigans that ensue during that hot summer are pure imaginative gold. A rockin' block party, bug hiest, and more! Hosworth does a fantastic job of describing the feel of the Cold War era by sprinkling in the lasting effects of WWII on an average American neighborhood and what it means to grow u ...more
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LISA HOWORTH was born in Washington, D.C., where her family has lived for four generations. She is a former librarian and the author of the novel Flying Shoes. She has written on art, travel, dogs, and music for the Oxford American and Garden & Gun, among other publications. Howorth lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Richard, founded Square Books in 1979.
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